Boosting Small Businesses

| September 23, 2019

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Back to School for Small Businesses: Marketing, Finance and Legal Tips and Tools for New and Established Small Business Owners

Article | August 3, 2021

Finance: Make sure you are on top of bookkeeping from the beginning. Good bookkeeping and accounting are the foundation of a healthy and thriving financial future for your business. I would highly recommend meeting with some of the Start Small Think Big experts to hone these skills earlier than later. Lastly, be super clear about your business plan and how you look to make money from your business and make passive income, along with how to scale. Preparation is truly the key to success for thriving businesses. Marketing: You must do the work to discover your why. Building this foundation helps to develop your brand voice and messaging. Without this core, your business can crumble because it lacks the firm foundation on which it needs to stand. You will attract the right customers and team if you stand firm in your authenticity and why. Secondly, I would advise getting to know your customer to understand how to speak to that particular group. You want it to feel natural and not like you are selling to them. The more you truly learn about their passions and wishes, the more you will best be able to fulfill their needs. Legal: Protect your intellectual property as soon as you have the financial backing to do so. I would also highly recommend becoming a legal business entity of any sort. Doing so helps separate you from your business in any legal ramifications because becoming an LLC has made me feel protected and legitimized.

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Content Marketing For Small Businesses: 7 Essential Benefits

Article | March 2, 2020

If you’re new to digital marketing, let us be the first to welcome you to the stage of the short attention span theater—where every performance is just a click away from being panned or ignored entirely. It may sound harsh, but it’s true. Promoting your business online isn’t easy. Even if you’re in a niche market, you’re going to be facing some pretty stiff competition. Simple advertisements and promotional emails won’t cut it. If you want to stand out, you need an effective content marketing strategy. Content Marketing for Small Business Now some of you may be thinking, “Come on! I’ve created a website. I’ve signed up for social media. I have to create content, too?”

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What's Involved in Starting a Partnership?

Article | May 19, 2021

Entrepreneurs who plan to go into business with one or more other individuals may not realize there are several variations of partnerships to consider. In this article, I’ll describe the different types of partnerships and what needs to be done to start and maintain them. Business owners should keep in mind that there are legal and tax-related issues to consider when choosing a business entity type. So before deciding, it's wise to consult an attorney and accountant or tax advisor for guidance.

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How Digital Tools Can Help Save Small Businesses

Article | March 31, 2020

Successful new businesses start with a great idea. It may be a completely revolutionary new product or service. Or it could be taking an existing service or product to a new level or a new client base. While entrepreneurs are typically masters at coming up with ideas, they sometimes fall short when it comes to handling day-to-day operations, especially because the way that business is done keeps changing. A key area where this can happen is with respect to the company’s digital presence and the use of digital tools. The need to have a digital presence– at least in terms of having a website– is nothing new. Most business owners now realize that they need to engage their customers on social media as well.

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